NealtheDeal

1792 Bottled in Bond Bourbon

Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

Tasted
Nose: Everything points towards banana bread mash; vanilla extract, sugar, overripe banana, ground cinnamon, almond flour, and egg. Hints of sour green apple slices and apple blossom start coming out after you get acclimated to the banana notes. This throws you a curve ball compared to your traditional bourbon notes. Palate: The banana bread mash flavors transfer to the palate predictably. This lays out under your tongue and in the back of your throat. Sour green apple leads the charge and stays pretty sharp. Finish: Again, that banana and cinnamon with a sharp green apple hangs in the back end of your mouth. There is definitely a alcohol swell that rises up from your chest. You notice the proof for sure. This feels a tad young and aggressive, but a damn fine dram. Honestly, for the money, I would go 1792 Full Proof all day. For the extra like 5-10 dollars, the Full Proof delivers more complexities and is very nuanced. *Bourbon Street Wine and Spirits Barrel Selection #1
  • NealtheDeal

    @LeeEvolved can’t go wrong with that!

  • LeeEvolved

    Awesome to hear, as I added a store pick bottle from Lukas Liquors out of St Louis as a throw in to offset shipping costs.

  • NealtheDeal

    @dubz480 the store picks of the 1792 Full Proof seem to be really singing! Knob Creek Single Barrel 9 Year Store Picks have been on fire as well. Cheers!

  • NealtheDeal

    @pollywollydoodle cheers! Yeah, the banana thing is their deal for sure! I get it on all of their products

  • dubz480

    @pollywollydoodle on point. Big banana note! At least it's got the toffee banana thing going on vs the just plain banana note

  • pollywollydoodle

    I get bananas from just about everything from Barton, especially their younger stuff. I have not tried this yet, but I totally expect the banana bananza when I do. Nice review. Cheers.

  • dubz480

    @NealtheDeal no doubt. I can tell it's a significant variance in the Single Barrel and Full Proof. The store picks are far richer and have more depth. The store I got the BiB from have a good track record with their picks so I am hopeful. I have had 3 of their Full Proof picks over the last couple of years and all we're fantastic!

  • NealtheDeal

    @dubz480 thank you! Def let me know how it compares to the batched version. I’m interested to see how much different these store picks are. Cheers!

  • dubz480

    Nice review and 💯 agree with your assessment. Full Proof Store pick all day! I have tried the batched BiB and just got my hands on a Store Pick. Will be interesting to see if it's better. Cheers